One person has died and another was hospitalized, after a head on car crash left a car dangling over an overpass in the Montgomery County, Maryland, Saturday night.
Just after 7:30 p.m., Montgomery County Fire and EMS reported to Norbeck Road on Route 28 between Norwood Road and New Hampshire Avenue, where two cars had collided.
Montgomery County Police said one vehicle was traveling westbound along Norbeck Road when it crossed into oncoming traffic, hitting another vehicle traveling east.
Spokesperson Pete Piringer confirmed that two people were trapped in their cars and were rescued by emergency personnel. One ended up on the guardrail, while another was left hanging on the side of a bridge.
Update – Norbeck Rd between Norwood Rd and New Hampshire Avenue, collision, involves two (2) vehicles, near head-on, with entrapment two people have been extricated, @MCFRS_EMIHS transporting 2 adults, 1 Pri1 trauma w/LT injury & 1 Pri2 trauma NLT injuries, some lanes blocked https://t.co/v8WS8FtV9o pic.twitter.com/vTiO6tuTpE
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) April 2, 2023
The two people were transported to a nearby hospital with priority-one trauma and life-threatening injuries and priority-two trauma with non-life-threatening injuries, respectively. The driver of the westbound vehicle died at the hospital.
All lanes were temporarily blocked on MD-28 between MD-650/New Hampshire Avenue and Norwood Road in both directions.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives investigating the crash at 240-773-6620.